Economic Loss to Maryland from Prohibition of Raw Milk Sales

Economic Loss to Maryland from Prohibition of Raw Milk Sales

Population of Maryland 5,700,000
Percentage of raw milk drinkers in Maryland
= 3% according to 2007 CDC survey
Number of raw milk drinkers in Maryland in 2013 180,000
Maryland $$ spent on raw milk from Pennsylvania
= $5 x 50 weeks x 180,000
$ 45,000,000
Maryland $$ spent on meat, eggs, etc. from Pennsylvania raw milk farmers
= $20 x 50 weeks x 180,000
$180,000,000
TOTAL $225,000,000
Total loss of economic activity= $225,000,000 x 2.7 multiplier effect $608,000,000
PER YEAR!!

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